MotoGP race-winner and three-time championship runner-up Dani Pedrosa will make his return to racing this year in the 2019 Goodwood Revival.
He’ll be aboard a Paton and will compete against many other well-known riders in the pro-am Barry Sheene Memorial Trophy.
Pedrosa may never have conquered MotoGP outright, but he’s a three-time world champion, winning the 125cc title in 2003 followed by consecutive 250cc titles in 2004-5 – becoming the youngest 250cc winner in history along the way. He remains a KTM MotoGP test rider to this day.
The Duke of Richmond commented: “It is fantastic news that Dani has agreed to compete at the Revival this September. We have always pushed to get the top riders available competing in the Barry Sheene Memorial Trophy, and to have a rider of Dani’s calibre on the grid verifies that ambition. The quality of this year’s entry list is strong from top to bottom, and is sure to be a real classic.”
Apart from the raft of TT riders already announced at the Revival, Dani will be joined by WSB star Eugene Laverty and BSB rider James Ellison. Other names joining the grid include former GP riders Steve Parrish, Jeremy McWilliams and James Haydon. Also competing with will British champions James Whitham, Ian Simpson and Steve Brogan, and TT winners Mick Grant, Charlie Williams and Iain Duffus.
Former BSB riders including race winner Howie Mainwaring-Smart, Jenny Tinmouth and Scott Smart, the nephew of the late Barry Sheene, will be lining up too.
IoM TT riders to star at 2019 Goodwood Revival
First reported June 5, 2019
Goodwood have announced that a raft of big-name TT riders will compete in the Barry Sheene Memorial Trophy at the Revival on September 13-15.
These include: 23-time TT winner and MCN columnist John McGuinness and TT race-winner Dean Harrison, who will both compete on Matchless G50s; current 135mph TT lap record-holder Peter Hickman along with 18-time winner Michael Dunlop, five-time winner Michael Rutter, two-time winner Gary Johnson, race winner James Hillier and Conor Cummins, all riding Manx Nortons; while roads and BSB star Lee Johnston will also compete aboard an MV Agusta.
Track action is scheduled every day of the three-day event, with qualifying Friday and a two-part race held Saturday and Sunday. Timings have yet to be confirmed, but expect it to be around late morning – similar to 2018’s schedule where racing began at 11am.
The racing is ‘pro-am’ style with two riders per bike and pitstops to change riders half-way through. Details of other riders, along with confirmed timings, will be announced closer to the event.
As usual, the Revival is held at the historic Goodwood Circuit in West Sussex, spectators are expected to dress in period clothing and the whole event is fully immersed in a 1950s theme. Camping is available and there will be live entertainment for the whole family for the duration.
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